Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: The Fall Books that Reign Mount TBR

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay, so today's topic is discussing the 10 books that are atop our TBR lists for Fall 2011. I have awesome blogger friends, so I've already read some of the ones I'd normally be looking forward to. But YOU should be looking forward to them, so I'm gonna tell you about them.

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (9/27)
HOLY F*(&. Even if you don't like YA paranormal books. Even if you don't like YA. Even if you don't like BOOKS... READ THIS. By far one of my favorites of 2011 and it's not even over yet. It's steamy. It gave me stomach butterflies. It blew my freaking mind.

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (11/15)
You must be an alien if you haven't heard of this one. It's a good read, folks. Believe the hype.

3. Frost by Marianna Baer (9/13)
This one sounds straight up creepy, you guys. It has things that I love, but am deathly afraid of: UNEXPLAINED OCCURRENCES OF THE DEMONLY AND/OR PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIETY. And boarding schools. I may not be able to sleep after this one.

4. Last Breath by Rachel Caine (11/1)
If Rachel Caine wrote 40 more books in this series, I would not complain at all. In fact, I'd throw a party. MYRNIN. Also, I am totally digging the UK cover. Is that Monica Morrell on there?!

5. Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen (9/20)
If you have read Bright Young Things, then you know exactly why I'm so excited for book two.

6. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez (10/18)
Ahem. Hot boys. Kissing. Music. VIOLIN. And I always love reading books about the "wrong" boy who happens to turn out to be the "right" boy.

7. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (9/6)
Does anyone else start singing "I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier" whenever you read the title? Me too. Also, coffee and chocolate being illegal? That's enough to make me cut someone.

8. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (9/6)
This sounds like a fantastic book, if not heartcrushingly emotional. Sometimes we all need a good cry, yes?

9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (9/29)

10. After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel (9/5)
Ghosts and exorcism. Freaking A hell scary.


  1. I'm reading Shatter Me, right now, and definitely recommend it. Mara is next! Awesome list! These all look like must-reads this Fall :)

  2. I am so excited for all of those - I really liked After Obsession, I didn't think it was quite as good as Carrie Jones's other series, the Need series but it was still quite fantastic!

  3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Shatter Me are the top two books I want to get my hands on for fall. Both of those books sound absolutely amazing and I've only seen great reviews for them.

  4. I'm really excited for The Name Of The Star too! YAY for JACK THE EFFIN RIPPER!

    Also, I totally need to read Shatter Me.

  5. MYRNIN! He's by far my fave.

  6. Frost scares me...I don't think I want to read it. But of course I agree with you on everyone needing to read Mara and Shatter Me :) I'm looking forward to Beautiful Days as well. The Beginning of After I didn't like AT. ALL. But hopefully you like it.

  7. Soooo many good books coming out this fall. I'm like you & I've read a few of these already. Mara Dyer & Shatter Me are going to be HUGE!! I can't wait til their pub days & every one gets a chance to read them. Virtuosity is awesome - really enjoyed that book.

  8. GREAT List! I read some of these and have some to read soon. Mara you will LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

  9. I just finished The Name of the Star last night! It's a bit of a thriller, and I could not put it down. Plus Maureen Johnson is awesome.

    I can't wait to read The Beginning of After! Looks great.

  10. Love Morganville Vampires!!! Myrnin is awesome of course :)

  11. So many good books on your list that I am looking forward too! New Follower

  12. Ah! I am dying to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! Just a little longer! I've had it preordered forever ago!

  13. So many of those I want to read. Especially Mara Dyer. I cannot wait to read it!

  14. I am participating in a blog tour for Frost and I cannot wait to read it, Also you are the reason I bought Bright Young Things, So I completely understand your excitement for Beautiful Days, Hopefully I love BYT as much as you did, so I can look forward to Beautiful Days as well. And in general you have too many amazing books on in for me to keep on commenting = )

  15. You perfectly describe how I feel about Mara Dyer, Jen. There is no excuse not to read it! :P
    I've read a few of the ones on your list (Frost, All These Things I've Done, After Obsession, Virtuosity), and they are ALL fantastic. Fall 2011 is shaping up to be amazing for the YA genre!

  16. The Beginning of After is on my fall TBR list too. Great list!

  17. The Name of the Star and All These Things are on my list. I just ordered Frost for my library. Here is the rest of my list: http://wp.me/pzUn5-yg

  18. Lovely list!!! I want to read them all. So many books, so little time, right?


  19. I LOVE BOOKS. that is all i can think when i look at these incredible stories.

  20. These are all amazing books. Total Top Ten worthy. Can't wait to read Shatter Me. I've heard it was amazing. If it lives up to the hype that's awesome.

  21. AAAAAH your list is inspiring TBR envy! I can't wait to read several of these!